“Arena,” Fredric Brown, 1944

Arena,” Fredric Brown, 1944 – An alien third-party pits a human against an cybernetic alien in fight to the death to determine each race’s “fitness.”  The being that wins the fight will prevail in the overall war between the two species.

Comments: Themes include man versus machine, total war, and hatred of the Other.

Author: Wikipedia: “Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He was born in Cincinnati.”


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